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Listing CounterThis is the number of all currently running eBay listings, created with GarageSale. This makes it the most popular eBay tool for Mac!
April 7th, 2011:

GarageSale 6.1 Released


iwascoding is pleased to announce GarageSale 6.1, the latest incarnation of our eBay selling solution for Mac OS X. A few of the new features are spotlighted here:

A format toolbar is available when editing auction descriptions. It lets you easily change the text format and also helps to create numbered or bullet lists in your description.

The new “Batch Find & Replace” feature lets you replace parts of your auction description or title in multiple auction templates at once.

GarageSale 6.1 now employs the latest version of the iMedia Browser component, which loads iPhoto libraries faster than the previous version.

Please check this version history for a complete list of changes.

Download GarageSale 6.1 from here. It is a free update for existing GarageSale 6 users. GarageSale 5 users can upgrade to this version for USD/EUR 16.99 from within the application.

March 29th, 2011:

Crossing 700,000 items.

For a few days in a row the number of items available on eBay listed by GarageSale users has stayed well above 700,000. You can view the current item count on the GarageSale homepage.
A list of random items created with GarageSale sorted by local eBay site is available here.

We’d like to thank all our customers for making this possible.

January 9th, 2011:

Mac App Store Q & A

Most of our apps are now available on Apple’s App Store for Mac. This has raised a number of questions, which we are trying to answer here:

Q: I purchased different applications from iwascoding in the past? Why does the App Store show some as “Installed” and others not?
A: That’s Apple’s secret. We have no idea what logic Apple uses to decide whether an application is “Installed” or not. We are hoping that updated version of Apple’s App Store will fix this confusing behavior.

Q: Can I use the App Store to update iwascoding products I purchased directly from you?
A: Right now that’s not possible. Even though the App Store might recognize one of our apps as installed, it won’t let you update it unless it was purchased through the App Store.

Q: Will you continue to sell your apps outside of the App Store?
A: Yes. Apple does not allow some of the features we are offering in the applications we are selling off the App Store, e.g. GarageSale’s built-in store for additional auction designs will only be available in the non-App Store version purchased directly from us.

Q: Will you continue to release updates for your applications on your website and the built-in update mechanism?
A: Yes. Apple needs some days to review updates before they are released through the App Store. We know that the businesses of some of our customers depend on our applications. That’s why it’s crucial for us to releases important updates fixing serious bugs or adapting to last-minute eBay changes as soon as possible.

December 15th, 2010:

GarageSale Dashboard Widget improved

Ever since Apple added Dashboard to Mac OS X in 2005, GarageSale has shipped with a Dashboard widget, that shows eBay sellers how their items are selling quickly.

While our widget worked pretty well in general, a few of its shortcomings that surfaced throughout the years made us start work on a complete rebuilt. Therefore we are introducing today version 5 of the GarageSale dashboard widget:

The GarageSale dashboard widget is now completely self contained and doesn’t require a separate background process anymore. It works for users who authorized their eBay account for use with either GarageSale or GarageSale Basic.

The new widget downloads your current selling status only when the Dashboard is invoked. This reduces your Mac’s CPU and network usage and will certainly make eBay’s API server team happy.

The widget is available for download on this page.

November 19th, 2010:

Free Image Uploads Temporary unavailable

Dear GarageSale Users,

because of a scheduled maintenance downtime, uploading new auction images to GarageSale’s Free Image Server will not be available for you during the following time period:


Australia (Sydney): 23.Nov, 9:00 a.m. – 23.Nov, 9:00 p.m.
Central Europe (Berlin): 22.Nov, 23:00 – 23.Nov, 11.00
USA (New York): 22.Nov, 5:00 p.m. – 23.Nov, 5:00 a.m.
USA (San Francisco): 22.Nov, 2:00 p.m. – 23.Nov, 2:00 a.m.

Auction images uploaded prior to that time period are not affected. These images will be served from a fail-over machine.

Our primary server’s hosting provider is moving its datacenter to a new building in a different city. We are using the opportunity to put additional hard drives into the server.

If you need to start auctions during the maintenance period, we suggest you configure GarageSale to use a different image hosting option or to perform the image upload prior to the downtime by submitting the auction to eBay using eBay’s scheduling option.

This temporary outage will effect GarageSale, GarageSale Basic, GarageSale HD on iPad, and GarageSale Touch on iPhone – but only if they are set to use GarageSale’s Free Image server for image storage.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this causes for you.